Petaflops: US Regains World’s Fastest Supercomputer Title as ‘Summit’ Fires Up | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Petaflops: US Regains World’s Fastest Supercomputer Title as ‘Summit’ Fires Up

After switching on the 340-ton Summit, the US has clawed back its title to producing the world’s fastest supercomputer, an honorific held by China for the past five years.

Although the brag has come to be acknowledged as merely symbolic, the location of the world's fastest supercomputer has long been a topic of national pride among a certain kind of politically-motivated tech nerd, as well as a jumping-off point for dark predictions of machine hegemony through the use or abuse of artificial intelligence and surveillance-based data gathering.

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